The uniforms for the 2014 NBA All-Star game have been leaked and they’ll likely stir up a bit of controversy.
Earlier this season the NBA introduced “sleeved uniforms” that were met with mixed results at best.
The jersey’s were designed by adidas and will feature the Mardi Gras colors that are synonymous with New Orleans, which will host the 63rd NBA All-Star Gam on February 16.
The NBA All-Star logo appears on the chest of the blue “East” and red “West” jerseys in the shape of the fleur-de-lis, the official symbol of Louisiana, with a purple “W” or green “E” cut out to identify the conference of each player.
“Each year, we look forward to developing a unique on-court look for the players that pays homage to the host city and adds to the excitement of this highly anticipated game,” said Chris Grancio, adidas head of global basketball sports marketing. “This year’s All-Star collection reflects New Orleans’ festive musical history while also providing the premium performance elements that NBA athletes have grown accustomed to.”
John Wall is a major client of Adidas but the question remains will he get to sport an All-Star uniform this season? Dwayne Wade and Kyrie Irving will likely be the East squad’s starting backcourt, due to fan voting. But Wall has put up great numbers and if the Wizards continue to win the coach’s will likely give him his first All-Star game birth.